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Rock School

Learning Goals Rock music spans an enormous range of styles — rockabilly, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, hard, soft, psychedelic, surf, punk, folk, progressive, country, southern rock, new wave, grunge, heavy metal, alternative, jazz fusion — to name but a few. Here you will learn to play Rock Piano in a variety of authentic styles. Links to

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Rock School: New Orleans Style #4

Fourth in the series of definitive New Orleans rock and roll vocabulary: Another killer Professor Longhair lick in 12 bar blues form. Notice how the exact same notes are repeated over all three chords. Don’t merely “memorize” these patterns. Use your knowledge of scales and chord to studying what makes them tick!  learn more… New Orleans

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Rock School: Vamp #7

Seventh in a series of definitive rock vamping patterns for your consideration: A la Carol King’s “I Feel the Earth Move”… Study-Practice Notes Technique: Don’t throw your hands at the piano,. Simply let gravity do the work! learn more… New Orleans Style #1

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Rock School: Vamp #3

Third in a series of definitive rock vamping patterns for your consideration: Alternating C-F (I-IV) pattern over a pedal point in an up-tempo dance groove… Technique Tip: Don’t throw your hands at the keys. Let gravity do the work! learn more… Rock Vamp #4

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Rock School: Vamp #2

Second in a series of definitive rock vamping patterns for your consideration: A slow, alternating C (I) and F (IV) chords over a C pedal point in dotted rhythm, great for rock ballads (a la “Wild Horses” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”)… Technique and Interpretation Tip: Notice how the upper C in the thumb of the left

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